OS X menubar status indicator
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README.md

AnyBar: OS X menubar status indicator

AnyBar is a small indicator for your menubar that does one simple thing: it displays a colored dot. What the dot means and when to change it is up to you.

Download

Version 0.1.4:

Or using Homebrew-cask:

brew cask install anybar

Usage

AnyBar is controlled via a UDP port (1738 by default). Before any commands can be sent, AnyBar.app must be launched:

open -a AnyBar

Once launched, you may send it a message to change the style of the dot:

echo -n "black" | nc -4u -w0 localhost 1738

The following default commands change the style of the dot:

white
red
orange
yellow
green
cyan
blue
purple
black
question
exclamation

And one special command forces AnyBar to quit: quit

Alternative clients

Bash alias:

$ function anybar { echo -n $1 | nc -4u -w0 localhost ${2:-1738}; }

$ anybar red
$ anybar green 1739

Zsh with completion:

Go:

Node:

PHP:

Java:

Python:

Ruby:

Rust:

Nim:

Erlang:

C:

C#:

Crystal:

Emacs:

AppleScript:

tell application "AnyBar" to set image name to "blue"

tell application "AnyBar" to set current to get image name as Unicode text
display notification current

Alfred:

Integrations

Running multiple instances

You can run several instances of AnyBar as long as they listen on different ports. Use the ANYBAR_PORT environment variable to change the port and open -na to run several instances:

ANYBAR_PORT=1738 open -na AnyBar
ANYBAR_PORT=1739 open -na AnyBar
ANYBAR_PORT=1740 open -na AnyBar

Custom images

AnyBar can detect and use local custom images stored in the ~/.AnyBar directory. For example, if you have a ~/.AnyBar/square@2x.png image, send square to port 1738 and it will be displayed. Images should be 19×19 pixels for standard resolution, and 38x38 pixels for retina (@2x).

Ports

Changelog

0.1.4

  • Bigger dots
  • Render “black” on dark menubar as empty circle and “white” on dark as filled circle (#55)
  • Compiled for OS X 10.11

0.1.3

0.1.2

  • Dark mode support. In dark mode AnyBar will first check for <image>_alt@2x.png or <image>_alt.png image first, then falls back to <image>.png
  • Support for Mavericks actually works

0.1.1

License

Copyright © 2015 Nikita Prokopov

Licensed under Eclipse Public License (see LICENSE).